Door County Visitor Bureau Hosts Press Trips

• This year, the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will welcome a minimum of 60 travel journalists to Door County as part of their Communications & Public Relations department’s initiatives in conjunction with Geiger & Associates Public Relations. Press trips in 2011 are scheduled for May 12 – 15, June 27 – July 1, September 8 – 11, and October 16 – 20.

Since the DCVB’s media marketing program first began back in the summer of 2007, 284 travel journalists have visited Door County on 20 different press tours. As a result of their visits, to date those journalists have written 488 articles and stories about Door County. Those articles and stories were seen by 55,829,673 readers/listeners/viewers. The ad value equivalency of those articles, had the DCVB paid for the advertising space, would have been $3,684,500.

Jon Jarosh, the DCVB’s director of Communications & Public Relations, said the program has been very well received by both journalists and Door County tourism industry partners.

“Our media marketing program has really done a lot to build awareness for the county,” said Jon Jarosh, the DCVB’s director of Communications & Public Relations. “The support we’ve gotten from our local tourism partners has been tremendous, and their enthusiasm for hosting journalists has really been a key factor in getting us the quality media coverage we’ve received.”

For more information call 920.227.2156.

Peninsula Players is seeking applicants for its 2011 internship program. College age students majoring in theater are encouraged to apply for the 76th season, which runs June 14 – Oct. 16.

Peninsula Players hires eight production interns and two administrative interns for its summer season, which runs through Labor Day, and some are hired to stay on into the fall season. Pre-season company report date is May 23.

Interns at Peninsula Players work with professional actors, managers, and technicians for 15 weeks in all aspects of theater, making it unique among internship programs. Interns also participate in workshops with company members.

“The program’s diversity and atmosphere attracts interns yearly from across the country,” said Audra Baakari Boyle, the Peninsula Players business manager. “Mixing work and responsibilities, interns are offered a chance to build up résumés, try different areas in theatre production, and make contacts with working professional actors, designers, directors and managers.”

For more information and/or to receive an application call Baakari Boyle at 920.868.3287. To download an application visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page at and click on the link, “How do I apply for an internship?”

• The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Board of Directors has appointed Thomas L. Herlache to serve as chairman for 2011. Herlache currently serves as a member of the Baylake Corp. Board of Directors and led Baylake Bank as its chief executive officer for more than two decades. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago since 2005. He was re-elected and appointed vice chairman in 2009 before being appointed chairman.

For more information visit or call 920.743.5551 or 1.800.267.3610.